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Cyclist attacked at gunpoint on Table Mountain

Saftey on Table Mountain continues to be a concern after another cyclist was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Goolam said he was knocked off his bike and attacked by two robbers wielding both a gun and knife.

CEO of Pedal Power, Robert Vogel said the recent attacks are a threat to public safety and added that visible policing is needed in the known 'hotspot' areas.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

The avid mountain biker claimed he had not seen any South African National Parks (SanParks) officials in the past three weeks on the trail.

I haven't spotted any SanParks members or security or anyone who should assist in such cases.

Goolam, Capetonian mountain biker

He lamented that cyclists and hikers have to pay exorbitant amounts for activity permits to access the different trails, yet there are no officials monitoring the area.

Meanwhile, Table Mountain's Northern Area Manager, Wana Bacela said the incident happened during shift changes and amid adverse weather conditions.


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